USAMRMC Team Shares Laughter at Annual Picnic
Leadership and staff of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Headquarters enjoyed
an afternoon of food, fun and frivolity at the 2013 USAMRMC HQ Organization Day picnic. On a
spectacular summer day, attendees were treated to a welcoming lunch buffet that also included
fruit, ice cream, and beverages. Friendly games and competitions included bingo, a dunk tank,
and the ever-popular tug-o-war challenge, which was taken this year by the team from G1, Deputy
Chief of Staff-Personnel, who had some help from G8, DCS-Resource Management staff members.
This was G1's first win in this event. Inflatable activity centers such as a water maze and a
bouncy room were set up for the children.
In the photo (left), Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., USAMRMC and Fort Detrick commander, sits
atop the dunk tank and awaits his watery fate as a youngster hurls a ball at the tank's target.
The young boy hit the mark squarely, sending Caravalho into the tank for one of his numerous
"splash-downs" during the afternoon. (Photo by Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC public affairs)